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What is variability?

Differences? how things differ. There is variability everywhere.. We all look different, act different, have different preferences? Statisticians look at these differences.


What are 2 branches of AP STATS?

Inferential and Descriptive


What are Descriptive Stats?

Tell me what you got! Describe to me the data that you collected, use pictures or summaries like mean, median, range, etc?


What are Inferential Stats?

Look at your data, and use that to say stuff about the BIG PICTURE? like tasting soup? a little sample can tell you a lot about the big pot of soup (the population)


What is data?

Any collected information. Generally each little measurement? Like, if it is a survey about liking porridge? the data might be ?yes, yes, no, yes, yes? if it is the number of saltines someone can eat in 30 seconds, the data might be ?3, 1, 2, 1, 4,3 , 3, 4?


What is a population?

the group you're interested in. Sometimes it?s big, like "all teenagers in the US" other times it is small, like "all AP Stats students in my school"


What is a sample?

A subset of a population, often taken to make inferences about the population. We calculate statistics from samples.


Compare data to statistics

Data is each little bit of information collected from the subjects?. They are the INDIVIDUAL little things we collect? we summarize them by, for example, finding the mean of a group of data. If it is a sample, then we call that mean a "statistic" if we have data from each member of population, then that mean is called a "parameter"


What is a parameter?

A numerical summary of a population. Like a mean, median, range? of a population


what is a statistic

A numerical summary of a sample. Like a mean, median, range? of a sample.


We are curious about the average wait time at a Dunkin Donuts drive through in your neighborhood. You randomly sample cars one afternoon and find the average wait time is 3.2 minutes. What is the population parameter? What is the statistic? What is the parameter of interest? What is the data?

he parameter is the true average wait time at that Dunkin Donuts. This is a number you don't have and will never know. The statistic is "3.2 minutes." It is the average of the data you collected. The parameter of interest is the same thing as the population parameter. In this case, it is the true average wait time of all cars. The data is the wait time of each individual car, so that would be like "3.8 min, 2.2 min, .8 min, 3 min". You take that data and find the average, that average is called a "statistic," and you use that to make an inference about the true parameter.


Compare DATA-STATISTIC-PARAMETER using quantitative example

Data are individual measures, like how long a person can hold their breath: ?45 sec, 64 sec, 32 sec, 68 sec.? That is the raw data. Statistics and parameters are summaries like ?the average breath holding time in the sample was 52.4 seconds? and a parameter would be ?the average breath holding time in the population was 52.4 seconds?


what is a census?

Like a sample of the entire population, you get information from every member of the population


Does a census make sense?

A census is ok for small populations (like Mrs. Buckley's students) but impossible if you want to survey "all US teens"


What is the difference between a parameter and a statistic?

BOTH ARE A SINGLE NUMBER SUMMARIZING A LARGER GROUP OF NUMBERS?. But pppp parameters come from pppp populations? sss statistics come from ssss samples.


If I take a random sample of 20 hamburgers from FIVE GUYS and count the number of pickles on a bunch of them? and one of them had 9 pickles, then the number 9 from that burger would be called ____?

a datum, or a data value.


If I take a random sample 20 hamburgers from FIVE GUYS and count the number of pickles on a bunch of them? and the average number of pickles was 9.5, then 9.5 is considered a _______?

statistic. (t is a summary of a sample.)


If I take a random sample of 20 hamburgers from FIVE GUYS and count the number of pickles on a bunch of them? and I do this because I want to know the true average number of pickles on a burger at FIVE GUYS, the true average number of pickles is considered a ______?

parameter, a one number summary of the population. The truth. AKA the parameter of interest.


What is the difference between a sample and a census?

With a sample, you get information from a small part of the population. In a census, you get info from the entire population. You can get a parameter from a census, but only a statistic from a sample.


What are random variables?

If you randomly choose people from a list, then their hair color, height, weight and any other data collected from them can be considered random variables.


What is the difference between quantitative and categorical variables?

Quantitative variables are numerical measures, like height and IQ. Categorical are categories, like eye color and music preference


What is the difference between discrete and continuous variables?

Discrete can be counted, like "number of cars sold" they are generally integers (you wouldn't sell 9.3 cars), while continuous would be something like weight of a mouse? 4.344 oz.


What is a quantitative variable?

Quantitative variables are numeric like: Height, age, number of cars sold, SAT score


What is a categorical variable?

Qualitative variables are like categories: Blonde, Listens to Hip Hop, Female, yes, no? etc.


What is a random sample?

When you choose a sample by rolling dice, choosing names from a hat, or other REAL RANDOMLY generated sample. Humans can't really do this well without the help of a calculator, cards, dice, or slips of paper.


What is frequency?

How often something comes up


What is a frequency distribution?

A table, or a chart, that shows how often certain values or categories occur in a data set.


What is meant by relative frequency?

he PERCENT of time something comes up (frequency/total)


What is Statistics?

The study of variability


What is meant by cumulative frequency?

ADD up the frequencies as you go. Suppose you are selling 25 pieces of candy. You sell 10 the first hour, 5 the second, 3 the third and 7 in the last hour, the cumulative frequency would be 10, 15, 18, 25